Do a ‘copy’ activity with me using an instrument that I can play

Soundabout Life: Level 3 | Card: 26 | Category: Interactive

Copy me to start with and then see if I will copy you; be patient, take your time

  • Encourage me to play a percussion instrument such as the drum, tambourine or shaker; wait until I pause and then copy what I’ve just done
  • It could be a single tap or a bang or a shake, or it may be a series of more or less regular sounds
  • It may take a lot of practice for me to realise that I am in control of what you do!
  • To start with, I may nd it easier if we share an instrument, both keeping in contact with it
  • A next step is to play the copy game using two instruments that are the same; stay close to me so that I can see and feel what is going on
  • Once I can copy a short pattern (say, ’1, 2, 3’ taps on the drum), use different instruments and see if I still grasp the underlying imitation
  • Use ideas from Soundabout Music Tracks: Patterns and from songs I’m familiar with